When We Are Married Cast (In order of appearance)
Ruby Birtle (Amelia Warketin)
Amelia is thrilled to be on stage with WMT again after playing Alice in “You Can’t Take it With You” last year. When her name is not Ruby Birtle, Amelia answers to the constant chorus of Ms. Warkentin from her grade 4 students. You can also find Amelia at the Winnipeg Fringe in Shoestring’s production of “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten”. Thank you for laughing loud, remembering Ruby’s name, and supporting the arts.
Gerald Forbes (Will Reimer)
Thrilled to be back on stage after being behind the mic for WMT's “The Trial” radio play. Thanks to Monica Reis for introducing me to theatre and this fabulous troupe! Hope you enjoy.
Nancy Holmes (Michelle Stevens)
Michelle Stevens excitedly returns to the stage, she was last seen in “The Trial”,” Tempest Tost” and “Cheque, Please”. She is excited to be back performing with WMT and hopes you enjoy the show!
Joe Helliwell/Co-director (Jeff Madden)
Jeff Madden, last seen on stage as Batista in “The Taming of the Shrew” and before that as Wargrave in “And Then There Were None”, has since been directing radio productions such as “The Murder of Mrs. Brooks”, “Death Calls at Dinner”, and “The Trial”. He’s really glad to be back.
Maria Helliwell/Set Designer (Monica Reis)
Monica Reis has been a member of WMT for 34 years. A WMT board member, she is a retired high school English and drama teacher and has enjoyed wearing many hats for WMT: acting, directing, designing sets, creating props, and assisting backstage. Most recently she can add playwright to her repertoire. She’d like to thank WMT for all the opportunities she has been given over the years, and most importantly, Luis, Rebecca, and Emily, for being her greatest supporters.
Albert Parker (Hannon Bell)
Hannon Bell is an actor, singer/songwriter who in his younger days modelled. Recently, he performed in Dark Horse’s “The Social”. For 7 Ages he`s been in Shakespeare`s “Measure For Measure”(Escalus), “Merry Wives of Windsor” (Robert Shallow) and most recently “Macbeth” (King Duncan). “When We Are Married” marks his debut with WMT.
Annie Parker (Carolyn Schmidt)
This is Carolyn’s third role with WMT (“Tempest Tost”; “Death of Pollyanna”). She’s a college instructor who loves writing, yoga, thrifting and dancing. Always up for adventure, she’s energized by this talented cast and crew. A special shout-out to her incredible friends, family and students for supporting her artistic pursuits.
Herbert Soppitt (Rick Scherger)
Rick is excited about sharing this amazing story with WMT fans. “When we are Married” is his fifth performance with the troupe. Thanks as always to those who continually support him in his craft.
Clara Soppitt (Erna Peters)
When her last child finished High School, Erna pursued her own interests after years of driving to practices, games, and tournaments. A newly retired Jr. High Art teacher, she is honoured to act with talented players who have become friends. With WMT, work includes “Radio Show”, “The Death of Pollyanna”, and “You Can’t Take It With You”. She sends her love to her wonderful family and many supportive friends!
Mrs. Northrup (Alison Kolisnyk)
Alison Kolisnyk has been performing in the Winnipeg community theatre scene for over a decade with various theatre companies. After a two-year hiatus, thanks to a global pandemic, Alison is thrilled to be back performing again and this will mark her second production with WMT! She previously performed last May in “You Can't Take it With You” in the duo roles of Mrs. Mirian Kirby and Grand Duchess Olga Katrina.
Fred Dyson (Hayden Maines)
Hayden has previously performed with WMT in “You Can't Take It With You” and “Taming of the Shrew”. He has also recently performed in Dark Horse Theatres' “The Social”, and Shoestring Players' “London Suite”, “Our Town”, and “Verdict”, as well as others. He looks forward to seeing you at the Fringe!
Henry Ormonroyd (Bernard Boland)
Bernard Boland is happy to be back for his fifth outing with WMT, playing with old and new friends - and especially with his wife Joan, who has been a tremendous help in learning the dialogue. He is enjoying working again under the talented leadership of Louis and Jeff'.
Lottie Grady (Joan Wilton)
Joan Wilton is grateful to WMT for the opportunity to laugh and play with all the generous cast and crew of this production, especially her beloved husband, Bernard Boland. Listen for - “We’ve seen a bit of life an’ we’ll see some more before they throw us on the muck heap!"
Rev. Clement Mercer (John Hayward)
John last appeared with WMT as grumpy old Mr. Kirby in “You Can’t Take it with You”. He appears today as a strictly pious Reverend of the church. But don’t let that fool you, because John is a big softy in his favourite role as Grandpa to his grandson Luko.